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Told i cant trial FTTP as I am on FTTC?

ukdelinquent
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Told i cant trial FTTP as I am on FTTC?

I received an email after applying for the trial saying I cant have the FTTP trial as I am on FTTC already and the FTTP service is ONLY for people who cant get FTTC? How can that be as surely FTTC has to be available for FTTP to even exist in the first place?

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Re: Told i cant trial FTTP as I am on FTTC?

No it isn't and fibre on demand FTTPoD isn't the same

You need to see what is on offer using this link http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/

ukdelinquent
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Re: Told i cant trial FTTP as I am on FTTC?

Fair enough - weird i checked that yesterday and it said 330mb was available now it just says 80.

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Re: Told i cant trial FTTP as I am on FTTC?

Welcome to the community forums @ukdelinquent

 

Looking at the estimates for your line, it does show 330Mbps is available, however this is unfortunately for FTTPoD and not WBC FTTP.

 

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  High Low High Low        
VDSL Range A (Clean) 80 76.8 20 20 -- Available -- --
VDSL Range B (Impacted) 80 60 20 17.6 -- Available -- --

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FTTP on Demand 330 30 -- Available -- --

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WBC ADSL 2+ Up to 14 -- 8 to 18.5 Available -- --
WBC ADSL 2+ Annex M Up to 14 Up to 1 8 to 18.5 Available -- --
ADSL Max Up to 7 -- 6 to 8 Available -- --

 

As Oldjim has said, FTTPoD is unfortunately not the same as the FTTP offered on the fibre trial.

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Re: Told i cant trial FTTP as I am on FTTC?

Thanks - so can i get fttp on demand? whats the difference between the 2 products?

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Re: Told i cant trial FTTP as I am on FTTC?

a lot of money - like several £1,000

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Re: Told i cant trial FTTP as I am on FTTC?

Essentially, FTTPoD is/was much more expensive than WBC FTTP. In all honesty I'm not sure Openreach even offer provisioning of FTTPoD any more.

 

The main difference between FTTP and FTTPoD is that with FTTP BT Openreach have already run the fibre optic cables in the street and past every house. To order an FTTP service they then only need to run the fibre from the house to the nearest distribution point in the street. For a property where the fibre is fed overhead by a telegraph pole that usually just means replacing the dropwire from pole to building with a combined copper/fibre cable and connection the fibre to the distribution point at the bottom of the pole. For an underground fed property it's similar except they run the fibre through the duct to the property and connect it up. In most cases the new fibre is less than 100 metres.

 

With FTTPoD none of the fibre infrastructure in the street has been done. So in this case rather than just running the fibre from your house to the pole they have to run it to the cabinet in the street and then back to the nearest fibre node as well and build the necessary infrastructure including the distribution point on top. This could involve running several miles of new fibre. As such from an installation perspective it's a lot more complicated, time consuming and costly.

 

In the past, I've seen quotes of 10's of thousands of pounds just to install the service.

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Re: Told i cant trial FTTP as I am on FTTC?

ok thanks - guess i need to keep checking the DSL checker until FTTP turns up?

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Re: Told i cant trial FTTP as I am on FTTC?

Unfortunately that's all I can advise at the moment. I believe it will appear as "WBC FTTP" when available.

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Re: Told i cant trial FTTP as I am on FTTC?


ukdelinquent wrote:

ok thanks - guess i need to keep checking the DSL checker until FTTP turns up?


It's not likely to turn up any time soon.

If you need more bandwidth, have you considered getting a second FTTC line?